|About Corral Bluffs Alliance (CoBA)|
Corral Bluffs Alliance was formed in December 2007 when a large group of open space advocates, residents, paleontologists, archaeologists, botanists, historians, politicians, teachers and concerned citizens banded together to oppose El Paso County Parks Department placing a contract on a large portion of Corral Bluffs with the intention of creating an OHV park.
Between December 2007 and May 1, 2008 many meetings were held and attended by CoBA and the El Paso County Parks Department. On May 1, 2008 at the Board of County Commissioner's meeting, County Park Director, Tim Wolken, made the following recommendation:
"As indicated in the environmental studies conducted on this site, the Case property contains a variety of natural resources that are both sensitive and unique. El Paso County has a long history of preserving our county's 'special places' that contain unique natural environments. Staff is concerned that the cultural and natural resources found in the Corral Bluffs area may be jeopardized with the installation of an OHV trail system. In addition, the wildlife and noise ordinance issues will restrict the ability to design an effective trail system. With this in mind, staff recommends that we discontinue the assessment process of an OHV trail system at this site." (PDF of presentation)
A sincere thank you to the many, many people who helped to save Corral Bluffs from that threat.
CoBA became a non-profit corporation and its board continues to meet regularly to preserve Corral Bluffs. We have begun the visioning process for a regional park and maintain a mailing list to keep our supporters informed of the latest developments.